Pride Month 2022

Join us at AUC as we celebrate Pride Month.

Pride March – Saturday 25th June 2022

Augustine United Church / Our Tribe will be taking part in the Edinburgh Pride march and having a stall at the Pride Community fair at the Edinburgh University Student Union (EUSA). It would be great if you can join us to carry one of our GOD LOVES ALL placards on the march and then have fun at the community fair.

If you have never been to Pride before this is a great year to start as we celebrate 25 years of Edinburgh Pride (2 years late due to covid delays).

“Myself and Lewis were at the first Pride in Edinburgh in 1995 with a crowd of folks that then became MCC Edinburgh and then evolved into our MCC partnership with AUC/Our Tribe today. We have lots to be grateful and thankful for from over the last 25/7years in terms of the progress in LGBTQI+ rights and justice matters. We do still have a long way to go, especially in some areas of the globe.”

Rev Maxwell Reay

We will gather at Augustine United Church at 11am to pick up the placards and then head to the assembly point outside the Scottish Parliament by 12 noon. We will leave AUC at 11.30am

We really hope that we have a good turn out of folks from AUC as this is a great opportunity to let folks know about our inclusive church community.

Pride Sunday Service – Sunday 26th June 2022

AUC is celebrating “God Loves All!”, as we mark Pride and the end of the school year in worship.

With artwork from our young people and Rev Dr John Bradbury (General Sec of the URC) preaching, it will be a celebration in worship for everyone (all ages, genders, sexualities, abilities, ethnicities…) to share in. Please join in in-building or online.

Come OUT with “Our Tribe” LGBTQI+ Social Time – Sunday 26th June 2022

Chance to meet, chat and get to know each other over a cuppa. New people always very welcome

We’ll be meeting at Coffee Saints (Little King St, Edinburgh, EH1 3AR – Opposite the side entrance of John Lewis) from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Look out for the Rainbow flag on our table

Any questions or for further information contact:
Rev Maxwell Reay on

Pride Events happening in the local area

Outside AUC, there our opportunities to mark Pride Month within the local area. Here are a few ideas:

Hear Real Stories From LGBTQIA+ History This Pride Month at the Real Mary King’s Close.

Through new research endorsed by Dr Emma Macleod from the University of Stirling, we are revealing the hidden histories of LGBT community life in Edinburgh from as far back as 1546 until 1912. The tours will also support a local charity, LGBT Youth Scotland.

Journey back in time with the famous poet Robert Fergusson to guide you. You will also meet one of the Edinburgh Seven, Sophia Jex-Blake, and Dr James Barry.

The tours tcost £23 per person and take place on the following Friday and Saturday evenings at 5:15pm and 5:30pm:

  • 10th / 11th
  • 17th / 18th
  • 24th / 25th

More info and how to book can be found here:

LGBTQIA+ History Trail at the National Museum of Scotland

This collaborative trail highlights unexplored LGBTQIA+ stories from across our collections.This trail is a collaboration between young people from Impact Arts, LGBT Youth Scotland and our Scotland 365 youth engagement team with National Museums Scotland to highlight LGBTQIA+ stories across our collections.

LGBTQIA+ stories have often been kept out of mainstream history, so we are keen to make them visible. We are committed to collaborating with communities to make these histories better known and understood.This trail features ten objects found on Levels 1, 3 and 5 at the National Museum of Scotland.

More info can be found here: